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108 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2019 Remote Patient Monitoring Revenues to Reach €46B in 2023 E According to a new market report from Berg Insight, revenues for remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions reached €17.5 billion in 2018. Cognitive Computing Market to Expand Due to Growing Adoption of the Connected Devices E The global cognitive computing market achieved the revenue of the $29.67 billion in 2016 and is expected to expand with the CAGR of the 49.9% to achieve a value of $1 trillion by the end of 2025, according to TMR. Digitization Remains a Key Focus for Most Industries in 2019, but Challenges Remain E More and more enterprises are looking toward new technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, edge computing, and software-defined in their push toward digital transformation. China's Smartphone Market Falls 14% in 2018 E China's smartphone market falls 14% in 2018 with just under 400 million units shipped. In 2018, smartphone shipments in China fell to their lowest level since 2013 at 396 million units. The U.S. Secures 5G Superiority, at Least in the Short Term E The race for the leading role in the 5G con- nectivity has already started. While the United States, China, South Korea, and Japan are the four countries in the lead, the U.S. will win the 5G race in the short term, according to ABI Re- search. Semiconductor Unit Shipments Exceeded 1 Trillion Devices in 2018 E Semiconductor unit shipments climbed to 1.068 trillion units in 2018 and are expected to climb to 1.142 trillion in 2019, which equates to 7% growth for the year. Installed Base of Wireless IoT Devices in Industrial Automation Reached 21.3M in 2018 E According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018, accounting for ap- proximately 6% of all new connected nodes. Semiconductor R&D Spending Will Step Up After Slowing E Now, 3D die-stacking technologies, manufac- turing barriers, and growing complexities in end-use systems are among the technical chal- lenges that are expected to lift R&D growth rates through 2023. In 2019, CEOs are Most Concerned About Talent and Recession E A new global survey reveals that CEOs view a recession as their biggest external concern for 2019. They cited attracting and retaining talent as their top internal concern. Global Semiconductor Sales Reach $468.8B in 2018 E The global semiconductor industry posted sales of $468.8 billion in 2018, the industry's highest-ever annual total, and an increase of 13.7% compared to the 2017 total, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

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